Obama's Latest Idea is Even Crazier Than Usual
07/17/2018 Source: AAN by: AAN Staff
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In his biggest speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama fired multiple salvos at his successor and populist movements worldwide while touting a radical push for "universal income." (Fox News)
“Given the strange and uncertain times we are in—and they are strange, and they are uncertain—with each day’s news cycles bringing more head spinning and disturbing headlines, I thought maybe it would be useful to step back for a moment and try to get some perspective,” Obama began.
Obama went on to slam the “right-wing billionaires" leading populist movements, in a clear reference to President Trump and like-minded politicians in Europe.
“Populist movements, cynically funded by right-wing billionaires worried about their own interests,” Obama said. “These movements tapped the unease that was felt by so many people who live outside of urban cores. That their social status and privileges were eroding … threatened by outsiders, those who don’t look like them or sound like them.”
Obama added that the “politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment” have begun to “appear.”
The 44th president also condemned what he called "barely hidden racial nationalism."
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